Tuesday, 24 June 2014

Through to You - Lauren Barnholdt

Through to You
By Lauren Barnholdt
Reviewed by Jamie
Published: July 8th 2014
Publisher: Simon Pulse
Pages: 256
ISBN: 1442434635

Opposites attract—and then complicate—in this romantic, relatable novel from the author of Two-way Street and Sometimes It Happens.

It starts with a scribbled note in class: I like your sparkle. Harper had casually threaded a piece of blue and silver tinsel through her ponytail in honor of school spirit day. And that carefree, corny gesture is what grabs Penn Mattingly’s eye. Penn—resident heartbreaker of the senior class. Reliably unreliable. Trouble with a capital “T.” And okay, smolderingly sexy.

Harper’s surprised by Penn’s attention—and so is Penn. The last thing he needs is a girlfriend. Or even a friend-with-benefits. The note is not supposed to lead to anything.

Oh, but it does. They hang out. They have fun. They talk. They make out. And after a while, it seems like they just click. But Penn and Harper have very different ideas about what relationships look like, in no small part because of their very different family backgrounds. Of course they could talk about these differences—if Penn knew how to talk about feelings.

Harper and Penn understand their attraction is illogical, yet something keeps pulling them together. It’s like a crazy roller coaster—exhilarating, terrifying, and amazing all at once. And neither knows how to stop the ride… (Goodreads)
 This book was sent to me for review from Simon and Schuster.

I hate giving books bad reviews, I respect the amount of work put into writing a book, but I also need to be honest in my reviews. 

When going into this book I was expecting a really cute contemporary, something light and fun. Unfortunately this is probably the biggest disappointment of a book that I have read so far this year. I couldn't get into the story at all, it felt very plain and boring and the characters were horrible. I felt like the romance had zero chemistry, I'm not even sure how the main characters fell for each other, all they ever did was fight, then they wouldn't speak for weeks, then they were back together as if nothing happened. I read this book in one day, and this happens to be an instance where I just kept reading so I could finish it. :(

I unfortunately would not recommend this book.

2/5 Albi Cats

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